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Green Cactus Fresh Mexican Grill

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1099 N Country Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790-1924
631-751-0700
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Want Mexican, Go Green Cactus!

Excellent food! Best Mexican in the area! Best for take-out, ambiance is not great. Counter service, can be long lines, avoid those by placing a telephone order.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
David H
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Stony Brook, New York
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Stony Brook, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent food! Best Mexican in the area! Best for take-out, ambiance is not great. Counter service, can be long lines, avoid those by placing a telephone order.

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Stony Brook, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

At one time this was the place for the freshest Mexican food, made to order, no longer true and slipping rapidly. A fairly recent interior paint job painted over proud corporate statements around the main dinning room: "No MSG", "No cans", "No Preservatives", etc. which may be a good indication of its trend. My "Green Cactus Steak" burrito was tasty... More 

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Saint James, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I just visited this location again and they have improved since last time. The place is very clean. I ordered a Tostada w/chicken and a Burrito Grande. The burrito was very good. The Tostada was the problem. When I got to the bottom of the bowl, there were no beans!! They were happy to replace it when I brought it... More 

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Saint James, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have eaten at several Green Cactus cafes. This one is closer to my house BUT the worst. They can get away wit it since it is the closed to the college. The burrito was watery. The cactus salada lettuce was turning brown. I would have thrown out this lettuce at home. And they have the nerve to charge you... More 

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Smithtown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

You stand on line and order your food of choice, They give you a number and then they bring food your table. Food is excellent

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STONY BROOK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Green Cactus is conveniently located across from the Stony Brook train station. You can call in an order or sit in and dine. Great Mexican food that is always busy. Anything on the menu is delicious can be a little pricey though.

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East Setauket, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Once upon a time fresh healthy Mexican style fast food was something that was new and vital. With so many competitors filling this niche Green Cactus no longer stands out as the only alternative. The chain seems like it is lost in a no mans land between fast food and restaurant and seems to have neither the price advantages of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great everything. Fast service, excellent for take out but it does have a small indoor and outdoor eating area. The food is very authentic and tasty. The place is packed from open to close. A good sign.

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Stony Brook, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Mexican style food from a local suburban chain which touts freshness. The quality has slipped in recent years hence 3 stars. Salads have been limp, shrimp burrito has had fewer shrimp. Close proximity to the train means that wait times can be long if it coincides with train's arrival.

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East setauket
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Food is consistent and always fresh. Green cactus burrito is a must. Only problem is if you order take out on a busy night it can take forever.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1099 N Country Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790-1924
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Stony Brook
  • Phone Number: 631-751-0700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?